Membership in Abhyasa Ashram is based on your commitment to doing the practices, not on membership dues. Since we / I do not charge money for any programs or personal consulting/coaching/training, the membership is set up the same way, having no fees. If you are drawn to, or are already practicing the principles and meditation methods taught by the Himalayan meditation tradition, Swami Rama, Swami Jnaneshvara and Abhyasa Ashram, there are three ways in which you may be involved as a member of the ashram:
1) PRACTICING MEMBER: It is my wish and intent to do the practices of meditation as taught by Swami Rama and which are described in Swami Jnaneshvara’s writings on the SwamiJ.com website. I attempt to do these practices daily, and commit to practicing within my own comfortable capacity. [This way of involvement may be ideal for those who are far away, especially in countries other than US.]
2) PARTICIPATING MEMBER: In addition to doing practices (the Practicing Members), I wish to be part of the ongoing volunteer activities that keep the ashram thriving for all of us. This may include teaching or facilitating activities, maintaining the building, office activities, or other skills I have. If I do not physically live close, I wish to volunteer in some other way, or when I visit from time to time. [This way of involvement may be ideal for those who live close or regularly visit from time to time.]
3) SUPPORTING MEMBER: In addition to the activities (above) of Practicing and/or Participating members, I believe in the goals of the ashram and intend to provide financial support through donations from time to time (whether smaller or larger donations) for the ashram and its programs. I understand that the ashram operates solely through the generosity of its members and program participants.
MEMBERSHIP: If you would like to be involved, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the following in that email (just copy/paste and type in the info):
WHICH OF THE THREE types of membership you choose (Practicing, Participating, Supporting):
CITY, STATE ETC, POSTAL CODE, COUNTRY
OTHER CONTACT INFO:
BRIEF BIO AND MEDITATION HISTORY:
IN YOUR OWN WORDS WHY YOU WANT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ASHRAM:
RENEWAL: Membership is ongoing, or said differently, is automatically renewing, rather than for some specific period of time. If you want to leave your membership or change to one of the other categories, please contact the ashram.
Thank you for your interest in Abhyasa Ashram and our programs. I look forward to hearing from you.
In loving service,
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
505 Hooper Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548